Results 2381–2400 of 2405 for speaker:Andrew Percy

Written Answers — Home Department: Special Constables (22 Jun 2010)

Andrew Percy: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will encourage police forces in England to make greater use of special constables.

Housing Development (Swindon) (21 Jun 2010)

Andrew Percy: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate. I do not represent Swindon or Wiltshire, but this is an issue in other parts of the country. He talks in particular about the vacuum that exists. Although in my constituency we are grateful that the regional spatial strategy has gone, we are unsure as to where the local development framework is heading. We have the reverse situation, with...

Business of the House: Free Schools Policy (21 Jun 2010)

Andrew Percy: As we move forward on the innovative free schools idea, can we have an assurance that their responsibilities towards excluded children will be exactly the same as those of any other school in the state system?

Business of the House: Public Spending (17 Jun 2010)

Andrew Percy: In the run-up to the general election, Labour Ministers trotted up the M1 to my constituency to make all sorts of promises on issues that they had done nothing about for 13 years. Does the Chief Secretary agree that, instead of coming here and feigning anger today, Labour Members should walk out of that door and go to constituencies such as mine to apologise for raising people's hopes about...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Broadband: Rural Areas (17 Jun 2010)

Andrew Percy: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has to expand the provision of broadband in rural areas.

Written Answers — Home Department: Immigration Cases: Appeals (17 Jun 2010)

Andrew Percy: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, at what proportion of general immigration cases the Secretary of State has not been represented at appeal stage in the last 12 months; and what steps the UK Border Agency takes to protect children in such cases.

Written Answers — Home Department: Language Analysis Testing (17 Jun 2010)

Andrew Percy: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what proportion of asylum cases the UK Border Agency had used language analysis testing when such testing was suspended on 31 March 2010; and what plans she has to reintroduce such testing.

Written Answers — Home Department: Poaching (17 Jun 2010)

Andrew Percy: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to tackle poaching; and if she will consider the merits of establishing a task force on the issue.

Electoral Administration Reform (16 Jun 2010)

Andrew Percy: I congratulate the hon. Lady on securing this important debate. The problem in my constituency was not so much voting on the day, but the issuing of polling cards telling people when to apply for a postal vote, which appeared way after the deadline actually printed on the cards. People in my constituency were disfranchised in a different way. I agree with everything the hon. Lady has said,...

Bullying (Schools) (16 Jun 2010)

Andrew Percy: The Minister is talking very eloquently about the need to ensure that proper training is in place and I fully support that, but we also need to ensure that, once teachers have been trained and are in post, the pressures on them from above do not work against dealing with bullying. At present, the exclusion targets, the emphasis on social inclusion and the pressure on teachers within schools...

Opposition Day — [1st allotted day]: Industry (Government Support) (16 Jun 2010)

Andrew Percy: I am a former schoolteacher, and I am sure my hon. Friend will agree with me that what has happened in education over the last few years is that the gap between the best-performing and the worst-performing schools has widened, the number of children from poorer backgrounds going on to decent and good universities has fallen and more people are leaving school with poorer qualification levels...

Opposition Day — [1st allotted day]: Industry (Government Support) (16 Jun 2010)

Andrew Percy: As someone who represents a constituency in Yorkshire and Humber, may I welcome the moves to abolish the RDAs, which in my area have been driven by the interests of West Yorkshire at the expense of East Yorkshire and north Lincolnshire? As we move towards whatever replaces them, will the Secretary of State confirm that local, sub-regional identities and economies will be respected, and that...

Written Answers — Home Department: Police: Rural Areas (15 Jun 2010)

Andrew Percy: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to improve policing in rural areas.

New Roads (Adoption) (10 Jun 2010)

Andrew Percy: All that is fine and good, but part of the problem is that when some of these developments are constructed, the builder can go bankrupt or disappear, leading to an utter lack of understanding of who is then responsible-and local authorities find themselves constantly in the middle. As I say, it is when builders go bust that the real problems develop.

New Roads (Adoption) (10 Jun 2010)

Andrew Percy: My hon. Friend is listing the areas of the country where this is a concern, but he has not mentioned-he might not know about it, of course-the situation in the East Riding of Yorkshire, in my constituency, particularly in Hook and the small town of Snaith, where there are several examples of developments where this has happened. This is, indeed, a national problem. As he has intimated, people...

Tackling Poverty in the UK (10 Jun 2010)

Andrew Percy: We are hearing a lot about history from the hon. Gentleman, but the Labour party does not seem to have learned one lesson from history: whenever it has left government, the country has been more bankrupt, more in debt and with unemployment higher than when it came in. Interesting as it is to hear history lessons from the hon. Gentleman, he should perhaps look to his colleagues before he...

Tackling Poverty in the UK (10 Jun 2010)

Andrew Percy: Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker, for allowing me to catch your eye so early in this debate. It is a pleasure to see you in the Chair, and I think that you are the first successful Labour candidate I have ever voted for. I have to confess that, as I voted for you and for my hon. Friend the Member for Ribble Valley (Mr Evans), I realised that as a Yorkshireman I had cast my ballot for two...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Standards Board for England (9 Jun 2010)

Andrew Percy: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what timetable he has set for his plans to abolish the Standards Board for England.

Written Answers — Health: Drugs: Rehabilitation (7 Jun 2010)

Andrew Percy: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many specialist in-patient (a) drug and (b) alcohol detoxification beds were available on the latest date for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Health: Drugs: Rehabilitation (7 Jun 2010)

Andrew Percy: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were waiting for access to in-patient detoxification facilities in each National Treatment Agency region on the latest date for which figures are available.


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